Horror

When Reptiles Clash! – Komodo vs. Cobra (2005)

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Believe it or not, there are worse movies than Komodo vs. Cobra, though watching this film, you would be hard-pressed to think of any. There is nothing redeeming about this picture in any sense and yet for some reason, you keep watching it in the hopes that something will happen. Maybe there will be a scene that will make you sit up in excitement or perhaps there will be enough blood and guts and horror to make it worthwhile and sadly, that moment komodo-vs-cobra-2never comes.

The film itself finds a group of environmentalists heading to a mysterious island after bribing a captain played by Michael Paré to take them there. They know something is going on, but just what it is, they have no idea until they see giant crops of corn. It must be some sort of conspiratorial government program and they mean to get to the bottom of it no matter what they have to do. What they do not realize is that they never will, soon having to face down a giant cobra and a giant Komodo dragon, products of the same experiments.

What would have been nice to see was a little horror injected into this science-fiction/horror picture, but given that komodo-vs-cobra-3the setting is on a tropical island that takes place predominantly during the light of day with extremely terrible special effects, it is more wishful thinking than anything else. Speaking of special effects, what was impressive was that the filmmakers managed to find a couple of hand guns that were able to fire off hundreds of rounds without reloading. That in itself was quite a feat and you have to wonder how these are not used in more films when fighting giant monsters or other assorted bad guys or even in real life. Imagine the damage they could cause if they landed in the hands of actual criminals or law enforcement? It is a good thing then that the studio got their hands on them! As for the monsters, they looked quite terrible and to make matters worse, not only are the actors pretending to be scared of the giant reptiles, they do so badly and it is more than a little ridiculous. The greatest part out of any of it was seeing the two monsters battle it out amongst themselves and yet even then, it could have been so much better than it was.

As far as creature-features are concerned, Komodo vs. Cobra is worth missing. There is absolutely nothing to recommend about it other than the fact that it is of supremely bad quality. Sometimes being bad can be good, except in this case where it was not.

1 out of 5
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